Heaven, TX


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: January 1, 1995


Heaven was near Farm Road 769 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad about six miles south of the site of Morton in central Cochran County. The settlement, which evolved sometime before Cochran County was organized in 1924, developed around a Santa Fe branch line running from Lubbock to Bledsoe. Heaven and the rival town of Morton engaged in a bitter struggle to become county seat in 1925, but Morton won a disputed election. Although Heaven contested the results, the outcome was finally decided in favor of Morton. The Heaven community was soon abandoned despite its location on the railroad.

Roysten E. Willis, Ghost Towns of the South Plains (M.A. thesis, Texas Technological College, 1941).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Heaven, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/heaven-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
January 1, 1995

Place
Haven
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Cochran County
Associated Names

Heaven